It’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Sometimes kids are just being kids, and sometimes they can have real mental health concerns, and getting help can improve their quality of life.
Self-esteem is an important part of kids’ long-term mental health. These are some simple ways to boost your child’s self-esteem.
If children worry excessively to the point that they’re restless and have trouble concentrating or sleeping and it interferes in their day-to-day life, they may have an anxiety disorder.
Children might have ADHD if they frequently lose things, have trouble paying attention, are forgetful, and have trouble holding still.
If your child swings from highs that include excessive energy, risky behavior, and a feeling that nothing can go wrong to lows that include constant sadness and low energy, they may have bipolar disorder.
Depression includes feelings of sadness and hopelessness that last longer and go above normal feelings of sadness. If your child has it, there are treatments to help.
Your child might have obsessive compulsive disorder if they’re overly afraid of germs and things being disorderly or if they have to double-check things over and over.
If your child is having delusions, it can be very scary for you and for them. Learn more.